(Closed) He says I am suffocating him…

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
34 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

Wanted to say that i’m sorry that you have to go through this…Your husband is being very inconsiderate to you by giving you the cold shoulder while still going out with his friends…Divorce is hard but so is what you are going through currently…Would you consider being separated and seeing how that goes, maybe by not having you by his side at all times it will make him realize how bad he was being with you? Was he always like this before you got married? 


Well i hope everything turns out for the best for both of you! 

Post # 4
1540 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@Newbeg:  I would make him listen to you. Tell him this is serious and your relationship depends on it! Maybe he leaves when you bring it up because he doesn’t think it’s a big deal. Make him know you’re wondering if your relationship is going down hill. Hopefully, it’ll get his attention.

When you talk to him, just express your concern in a non-attacking type of way. More in a concerned way

Post # 5
1285 posts
Bumble bee


Sorry you are going through that.  Maybe you two need to compromise.  Sounds like he can afford to go out with his friends to the bar, but can’t afford a lousy tip for a waiter/waitress?  You two can’t go to a matinee movie when it’s cheaper during the day?   Aren’t you two sharing the bank account 50/50?  

Hope you can work things out.



Post # 6
1188 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Would he consider couples’ counseling?  You might need a third party to help with your communication.

Post # 7
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m sorry you’re going through this…it seems like he has some things to work out.  Would you be willing to consider marriage counseling?  It can be very helpful to open the lines of communication and get to the root of whatever it going on.  I hope things work out for you and your husband!

Post # 8
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’m sorry you’re experiencing this. 

Was your relationship like this prior to marriage? 

Unfortuneatly, some men have a really hard time adjusting to “being married,” even when almost nothing changed. In situations where a lot of change happened, men feel overwhelmed and can puch back.  I know it’s hard, but he may just need space and time to adjust. It’s not entirely fair to you (at all), but it’s part of the give and take in a marriage, I think. 

Be patient because he’ll likely come around. You got married for a reason, and I bet they’re all still valid. 

Post # 9
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m so sorry that you guys are going through a rough patch right now, huge hugs coming your way. 

Have you considered counselling? It sounds like he just needs to listen to you, and maybe that takes someone else in the room with you both to make him do so. He married you because he loves you, I’m sure that hasn’t changed and you guys are just having difficulty communicating.

I would also recommend reading “The Five Love Languages”, it has done wonders for myself and Darling Husband throughout the course of our relationship. Good luck hon! 

Post # 10
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That’s odd behavior, for sure.  Was he like this before you were married?  I assume not, or you likely wouldn’t have married him.  Were you already living together or did you move in after marriage?  Sometimes change can really throw people who don’t adapt well to it. 

Sit down with him and ask what’s going on.  Try to do this in a non-confrontational way, and use “I” and a feeling instead of “you” and an action.  For example, “I feel sad that we don’t have quality time together.  I know we see each other a lot, but I’d like to actually go out and do things with you, so it’s more quality time instead of just large amounts of time”.  As opposed to “You’re always spending time with the guys, and I want to actually spend quality time with you”.  That way it feels less like an attack and more of an expression of your feelings about the situation.

Post # 11
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Newbeg My main question is was he like this before you were married?

Seems like you two are having trouble connecting for some reason.

Have a talk with him, deep, honest, but non-confrontational and if that doesn’t help things definitely try couples counselling that also helps to get to the bottom of things and implement actions for change.

Post # 12
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

This situation is not good and I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through it.

Do you have any hobbies of your own? Are you relying only on your husband to be your entertainment? He might be feeling suffocated if you have nothing else going on but him. I’m not defending him, I just see that your post is a small snippet of what could be a larger and more complex situation.

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